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2 January 1862: “…yesterday was New Year down here in Dixie and one I shall never forget…”

Item description: Letter, 2 January 1862, from Emmett Cole, a Union soldier in Company F, 8th Michigan Infantry Regiment, encamped at Port Royal Island, S.C., to his sister describing the Battle of Port Royal Ferry, fought on New Year’s Day … Continue reading

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25 December 1861: “Today Being Christmas the Col has excused us from drill and we are trying to pass this hollyday as best we can.”

Item description: Letter, 25 December 1861, from Emmett Cole, a Union soldier in Company F, 8th Michigan Infantry Regiment, encamped at Port Royal Island, S.C., to his sister Celestia. Cole commented on Christmas in the context of war, the Charleston fire, … Continue reading

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9 December 1861: “It would do you good to hear the slaves tell about their masters leaving”

Item description: Letter from Emmett Cole, Company F, 8th Michigan Infantry Regiment, to his sister, Celestia. His letter describes the work of striking camp at Hilton Head; the scenery while traveling by boat on the Port Royal River to Beaufort, … Continue reading

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